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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Networking Cable

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Mar 13, 2019 2:00:00 PM

When a new installation is taking place or an update is needed, some potential mistakes may be overlooked. Often, trying to get a project done as easy and cost-effective as you can, can sometimes a few areas may be overlooked. If a project is rushed and not properly planned from the beginning that could result in a company facing hidden costs and slower network performance.


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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, networking, network

Different Types of Network Cable Products

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jan 15, 2019 1:59:46 PM
When installing or looking to update any cable system it is important to understand what is being used to simplify the project. With the launch of a new line of branded West Penn Wire networking accessories, it's important to understand the basics of cabling within a networking system or infrastructure.
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Topics: Category Cable, Connector, networking, network, accessories

Twisted Pairs Vs. Braided Cables

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Dec 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM
There are many different types of cables, designs and purposes. In this article, we will be breaking down the comparison between twisted pairs and braided (coax) cables and how they provide connections and how they are different for a network. Data or information, is essentially carried through cables and connectors to provide the proper connection. Each cable has different features and reduce that possibly for interference. 
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Topics: coax cable, networking, network

Category Cable Comparison: Cat 5 vs. Cat 6 vs. Cat 7

Posted by Samantha Bante on Oct 31, 2018 1:10:00 PM

Category cable or, Networking cable, is essential for networking or multimedia installations in projects such as higher education, government, corporate, conference rooms, healthcare, houses of worship, digital signage, hospitality and large venue applications. This article will go over the most common and different types of category cables.

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Category 7 Cable, Category Cable, Cat7, Category 6A Cable, networking, Category 5e

What is Power Over Ethernet?

Posted by Samantha Bante on Jul 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You have probably heard of Power over Ethernet or (PoE). This is a technology that allows networking cables to carry electrical power. They supply electricity to networking, AV, and computers that are powered by ethernet cables. Also, can reduce the number of materials needed because they combine data and power into one single cable. 

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Topics: IT, ethernet, networking, network

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